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HP F-500 Camcorder

£39.51
2.1MP 1/3 455g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
User reviews are good
Reasonably priced
Unacceptable noise level
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this video camera on average 88 out of 100. 6 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 83% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One HP F-500 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was cheap. Notebookreview.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Lets face it, if youre considering the Compaq F560us, either times are tough or youre cheap” and gave this camcorder a rating of 6 stars.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One customer thought the product had a good screen.


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One HP F-500 owner who reviewed the HP F-500 said that it was noisy. Notebookreview.com mentioned “Noisy and Shallow Keyboard”.

Noisy

One HP F-500 owner who reviewed the HP F-500 said that it was noisy. Notebookreview.com mentioned “Noisy and Shallow Keyboard”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HP F-500 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Design

Good Quality

Six customers mentioned that it was good quality. Ten years ago Notebookreview.com mentioned “Good Sound Quality” in their review of the HP F-500. Powsr said “Takes reasonable quality video” in their review of this camcorder. Dean K. said on Bhphotovideo.com two years ago “Definitely love the high quality videos of all the places I drive to! Like Yosemite! It keeps a fresh view” in his HP F-500 review.

Robust

One HP F-500 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. One HP F-500 owner wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that this camcorder was easy to use. Tn wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy to use”. One HP F-500 reviewer who reviewed the HP F-500 reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Cari wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy setup menu buttons.” in her review of this camcorder.

Good Looking

One HP F-500 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good looking. Notebookreview.com wrote in their review of the HP F-500 “Gorgeous Glossy Screen”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This HP camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 0.16666666666667 hours, the HP F-500 has one of the shorter battery life (max) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The average battery life (max) of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera is 12h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 150h.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HP F-500 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Lexibook DJ280, or the ION DashCam WiFi (£47.99).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HP F-500 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the ION DashCam WiFi (£47.99) is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The weights of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years range from 57g to 3.9kg. At 455 grams, the HP F-500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lexibook DJ280 (180g).

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The HP F-500 features USB connectivity. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also feature USB connectivity.

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Has a Night Mode

The HP F-500 has a night mode, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Photo Mode

The HP F-500 features photo mode. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also feature photo mode.

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Lens System

Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras that have been around for more than two years the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.6. The HP F-500 has a fairly low maximum aperture number (only 1.9) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.95 millimeters, the HP F-500 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 1,000mm.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera is 1.9. With a minimum aperture number of 1.9, the HP F-500 has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 2.95 millimeters, the HP F-500 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder range from 2.3mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution(s) on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Focusing

Fairly Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 1.5 meters, the HP F-500 has a very big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder. The average closest focusing distance of video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 0.78m.

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HP F-500 Review Sources

To prepare this HP F-500 review we compared this camcorder to 575 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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